While cycling is becoming increasingly popular with women there are still plenty whose experience of cycling ended at childhood. It's also a fact that 4 times as many men ride bikes as women. Whether you are a total beginner, looking to ride more regularly or just want to enjoy social cycling, we have loads of ways to help you get on that bike!
Riding on your own can be great fun, you can go where you want, when you want, and stop whenever you want and it also gives you time to think etc, However riding in or with a group can be even more enjoyable. You can make new friends, learn some cracking new routes, learn new skills and techniques, work harder, cycle further, improve your stamina and generally have more fun and post ride socialising.
It's also a great way to improve your stamina whilst discovering the local scenery.
Our aim is to promote Health and Wellbeing through cycling and help women to recapture the thrill of cycling or discover it for the first time.
How to get started
All you need is a bike and a safety helmet. If you don't have a bike we can advise you or hire you one to try and see if you are going to enjoy it. We try and set up, adjust and customise everyone's bike to suit their size and shape to make your ride more comfortable. We also stock a vast range of ladies' clothing and have also designed our own Ladies specific clothing range.
Our ladies rides all start and finish at the shop and are organised to go at a distance and speed that suits everyone. We also have a couple of breaks en route for a drink, coffee and tapas allowing everyone time to mix and get to know each other. After a few weeks your aerobic fitness will have improved and you will be able to ride for miles without feeling any more than a little puffed out. The more active you are the healthier you are. But whatever exercise you decide to do remember to have fun whilst you are doing it.
We teach the necessary skills to ride safely and confidently on the roads and improve bike handling, and mostly cycle on local, camino and canal roads as far as possible. Our groups have cycled most of the roads locally, and have also cycled as far as Fortuna, Aspe, Monovar, La Manga, Sierra Espuna and Los Alcazares.
Safety in numbers
When we ride in a group and where the road conditions allow, we aim to cycle two abreast, ideally alongside a partner you can match the pace with comfortably. We are all responsible for our own safety - and the safety of others. If you are at the front take care not to ride too close to the gutter, you're the eyes and ears for the group, it's up to you to see the potholes, parked cars, joggers, other cyclists etc, and to tell the rest of the members by use of hand signals. No matter where you are in the group you must pass on all information to the person behind you without making any unpredictable movements.
If you fancy taking up cycling or joining us, just give me a call to arrange a chat, or call into our shop - or just turn up to one of our rides!
Contact Lynn on: 634 050 225 / 637 487 377
- Lynn's Ladies Hybrid Group (Beginners and Improvers):
Meet Mondays, 1pm – 5pm. Cover approx 30- 40kms.
- Ladies Hybrid Group (Improvers and Advanced):
Meet Wednesdays, 11am – 5pm. Covering approx 60-80kms.
- Mixed Hybrid Group:
Meet Saturdays, 2pm – 6pm. Covering approx 60-80kms.
Gary and Lynn are available at Cyclogical in Quesada, Monday-Friday 09.30-5.30, and Saturdays 10am – 2pm to assist and advise you on all your cycling requirements.